Tag: Dennis Venema
“Unique Human Origins”: Explained
One scenario involves a first human pair created from scratch — Adam and Eve, as many traditional religious believers would have it.
From Ann Gauger and Ola Hössjer, a New Standard for the Science of a “First Couple”
Their scrupulous work found that Jerry Coyne and others, in bullying Christians and Jews on how “we can dismiss a physical Adam and Eve with near scientific certainty,” were in reality poorly supported.
More Backstory on Our First-Couple Paper: Why Wasn’t This Done Before?
For the last forty years, population geneticists have repeatedly said that our population was never smaller than several thousand.
A First Couple? Here’s the Backstory
Could humanity have had its origin in a first pair, or did it have to come from a population of at least several thousand?
#4 of Our Top Stories of 2018: A First Human Couple? New Evidence and Arguments
A bottleneck of two, or a first pair at our origin older than 500,000 years, is possible.